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7 shot Thursday, including 4 in West Englewood attack

More than eight hours passed before the next shooting, in the 5600 block of West Addison Street in Portage Park. Then three men were shot within less than an hour.

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The four were shot about 2:35 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Claremont Avenue, in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood.

Shortly after 11:10 p.m. in East Garfield Park, two men approached a 22-year-old man who was standing in an alley in the 600 block of North St. Louis Avenue and fired shots, hitting him in the left arm, police said.

Shortly before 11:30 in Chatham, a 49-year-old man was shot while walking on the sidewalk in the 100 block of East 83rd Street. Police said two men approached him and fired shots, hitting him in the right calf and left wrist.

    West Englewood shooting wounds 4
    Four men were shot on the South Side Thursday afternoon.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    We don't need gun control, we need criminal control.

    We need our judges stop throwing the hard and risky work of the police away.

  • Sadly, even if caught, the shooters will only get a few weeks probation. Commit murder? That might be a week in jail with no facebook.

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14-year-old screams as he's carried to safety after shooting

Earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot in the arm by someone on foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

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A police officer looks at an evidence marker after two people were shot on June 19, 2018 in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street.

The 24-year-old man was walking in the 5000 block of South Wood Street in the South Side neighborhood when he was shot around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday by someone who came from behind with his face covered, police said.

Most recently, a 28-year-old man was grazed in the hip around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 15th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was on foot when he heard gunshots and realized he had been hit.

She was on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street when she saw people shooting from four to five blocks away and realized she had been hit.

In another West Side shooting, a 17-year-old boy was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood around 5 p.m. when someone began chasing him and fired shots, he told officers.

    2 wounded in city shootings Tuesday, including teen boy
    A teenage boy was shot in the groin, and another male was shot in the back in separate attacks Tuesday in Chicago, police said. The boy, 17, was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood on the West Side around 5 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 hours ago

"The Point"

Can anyone give me some information regarding the proposed senior housing project at six corners? What was the feeling of our neighbors at the meeting last night?

5 hours ago

Roof repair

I know there was a recent post about roofers but I can't seem to find it. Is a permit needed for this and does anybody have recommendations of people that they have used who are reputable. Thanks in advance.

28 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Starbucks at Irving Park and Central

Does anyone know when they are going to break ground at the old Saturn lot? The location at Lawrence and Central is moving along nicely.

  • I called on that late last year. I think it was something like Starbucks won't build without another tenant there or something like that. It wasn't clear whether Starbucks, alderman, or current property owner pursues the tenant. It's been so long, I'm guessing it has fallen through.

  • The deal is dead

  • I can't say that I am disappointed.

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill
Authored by Mark Glennon via Wirepoints.com, The taxpayer bill for the Obama Center to be built on Chicago's Southside now appears to be $224 million, not $172 million as initially reported, and it's certainly not privately funded as initially promised.
https://www.zerohedge.com

  • Many here have probably not read the actual article due to the bad link. Let me clarify. Besides the $174 million set aside by the Illinois general assembly, they also "snuck" in a PROPERTY TAX INCREASE! Yes indeed! That is where this extra money is going to come from.

  • And if you oppose this project, you are labeled a racist. Can't win against this city.

2 days ago

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Man shot while riding bike on Irving Park and Mango

Anyone knows more details about this incident?

  • My fellow Chicagoans, we are under siege by the progressive ideology. Please see it for what it is. Bad people/thugs crime minded people will never change nor do they want to change. We must once again become tough on crime all the way through to the court system. Impeach the judges who are not keeping the criminals locked up or giving them light sentences.

  • WhoooDat, I agree with you wholeheartedly on your above statement but wanted to inform you that it's more the County President who is being relaxed on crime, not so much the Judges, they are basically ordered what to do by Prickwinkle, who orders the Prosecutors, the Chief Judge (Evans) who...

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    WhoooDat, I agree with you wholeheartedly on your above statement but wanted to inform you that it's more the County President who is being relaxed on crime, not so much the Judges, they are basically ordered what to do by Prickwinkle, who orders the Prosecutors, the Chief Judge (Evans) who in turns orders his Judges on what to do, it's all about saving Cook County Tax payers $ because it costs too much to house detainees at the jail awaiting for trial, meanwhile while back on the Street, these people have a habit of finding themselves back in trouble with the law again, because that's generally all they know what to do, is break it!!! Mental Health is an other problem as well, the State has cut so much $ and closed so many facilities that it's everyman for themselves out there!!!

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  • A Place for Learning!

    Ms. Spero is asking for $416.21:
    My students need a table for working in small groups to collaborate with each other!
    Reinberg Elementary School Comment

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Alderman Gilbert Villegas added 2 new photos....

I am excited about this proposed development, but we make all the big decisions together. Please join me at Community First Medical Center on June 28th to get all the details on the project proposed at 3648 N. Central Ave. #YourVoiceOurCommitment

    Alderman Gilbert Villegas
    Alderman Gilbert Villegas added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

  • 3-story, 9-unit market rate apartment building? That actually sounds appropriate for the neighborhood

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    DanH78, not only that but if I'm correct, it's all just vacant unkept land.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Bleeding and crying in pain, 14-year-old boy is carried to safety in neighbor's home

...foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. He went to Community...

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Minutes earlier, Edwards had let an 18-year-old woman he knew use his bathroom while her friends waited on the porch in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Nino Penaloza, 24, was walking in the 5000 block of South Wood Street, where he lived, when he was shot around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday by someone who came from behind with his face covered, police said.

A 28-year-old man was grazed in the hip around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 15th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in good condition.

...Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. She was on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street when she saw people shooting from four to five blocks away. She was taken to...

In another West Side shooting, a 17-year-old boy was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood around 5 p.m. when someone began chasing him and fired shots, he told officers. The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was stabilized.

    Bleeding and crying in pain, 14-year-old boy is carried to safety in neighbor's home
    The 14-year-old boy was bleeding and yelling in pain as Dennis Edwards and two other people carried the teen into the nearest home after a passing SUV fired on a group of teenagers Tuesday night.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend

The shooting took place May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A. Colon, wasn’t arrested until Saturday afternoon in suburban Harwood Heights, authorities said.

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Colon, of the 3100 block of West Cullom Avenue, was later charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said.

    Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend
    A judge denied bail on Sunday for a man accused of opening fire on a childhood friend after he accused the man of having an affair with the mother of his children, according to prosecutors. The shooting took place on May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Po...

Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Point, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions my office has received about the proposal. Below is a bullet-pointed list of what the developers will present. - 50,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along Milwaukee Ave. and Irving Park Rd. - Aldi is committed as the anchor to the retail space - 265 residential, senior living units: 86 independent, 141 assisted, and 38 memory care - 237 parking spaces: 165 covered and 72 open air - Two public plazas along Milwaukee Ave. - A pedestrian connection between Milwaukee and Irving Park The plan adheres to the Six Corners Master Plan by activating underutilized land for private and public use. Retail and residential mixed-use development is a cornerstone of the redevelopment goals within the plan. I hope you will join me on Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 pm at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, to learn more.

    Alderman John Arena
    Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Point, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions my office has received about the proposal. Below is a bullet-pointed list of what the developers...
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  • Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not...

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    Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not my real point. I'm just so sick of Aldermen and developers doing these restricted buildings because they get money. That's it! It's the only reason. Why can't I live there if I want? It's because by doing this setup they get to pay less taxes and somebody's family member gets rich.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    Hoping for a civil community meeting tonight.

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